Wendy Wilkins is an award-winning screenwriter, filmmaker and comedian who hails from the rural area of upstate New York. At the age of ten, she began writing and recording her own short films and music videos on VHS, eventually creating Laughtears, her college television station’s first (and only) original drama series.
Settling in Los Angeles, Wendy continued creating her own projects while working in the industry. At the age of twenty-three, her first screenplay became a semi-finalist for the Sundance Filmmakers’ Lab. She went on to become a finalist for the 2003 ABC/Disney Writing Fellowshipand two years later was asked to join the Warner Brothers Writers’ Workshop. Her next screenplay, Backseat Debutantes, was a top ten pick for Final Draft’s ‘Big Break’ Screenplay Contestwhile her third screenplay, Where The Men Are, garnered finalist spots in fifteen contests including the first Women In Film/Meryl Streep Writers Lab and just won the 2018 Creative World Awards -- Best Comedy Script.
Her most recent original television pilot, a one-hour drama/sci-fi entitled, Hometown, has heated up the competition circuit with finalist wins in Live Read/LA, Austin Revolution Film Festival, Filmmaker.com,Nashville Film Festival, New York Screenplay Contest. Last November, the original pilot garnered her the ISA Fast Track VI Fellowship, won her the Best Short Screenplay at this year’s Space and Time Film Festivaland just earned her a Second Rounder’s spot at this year’s Austin Film Festival.
Her most recent script, a dark comedy short entitled, Insignificant, won the Austin Comedy Short Film Festival, placed second in the Austin Micro Short Film Festival, was made an official selection for the Hollyshorts Film Festivaland is currently a semi-finalist for Table Read My Script: Austin.
Wendy is also a prolific filmmaker, directing and producing three nationwide, festival-playing, award-winning short films. In 2015, she became a film finalist for the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship.
And her post-apocolyptic tale,One More Day, was turnedinto a radio play and has over 15,000 listens on YouTube.
Never one to waste time, Wendy has also won multiple stand-up competitions, is a regular on LA’s spoken word circuit and contributes comedic short stories to numerous podcasts.
An avid hiker, Wendy picks up trash on every trail she walks because once a Girl Scout, always a Girl Scout.